Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 070604
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File Number: 070604 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: URGING LEGISLATURE TO ENHANCE PUBLIC HOUSING CRIME PENALTY Introduced: 2/27/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/20/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A6
Notes: SEE 072435 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ENACT A LAW THAT WOULD ENHANCE THE PENALTY FOR ANY CRIME THAT IS COMMITTED IN, ON OR AROUND ANY PUBLIC HOUSING UNIT AND/OR PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTY
Indexes: LEGISLATURE
  PUBLIC HOUSING
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/22/2007 11A6 Amended

Board of County Commissioners 3/20/2007 11A6 Carried over 3/22/2007

County Manager 3/14/2007 Additions 3/20/2007

Budget and Finance Committee 3/13/2007 2I Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Benitez read the foregoing resolution into the record. Chairman Martinez questioned if this law already existed. Assistant County Attorney Benitez noted a law related to vacancy of units but said he was unsure that the criminal penalties tied into it. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote. Chairman Martinez noted he would prepare a memorandum that asked Chairman Barreiro to waive the Board's rules and procedures to allow this proposed resolution to be considered at the March 20, 2007, County Commission meeting.

County Attorney 2/27/2007 Assigned Budget and Finance Committee 3/13/2007

County Attorney 2/27/2007 Assigned Thomas H. Robertson

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ENACT A LAW THAT WOULD ENHANCE THE PENALTY FOR ANY CRIME THAT IS COMMITTED IN, ON OR AROUND ANY PUBLIC HOUSING UNIT AND/OR PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTY

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County, owns and operates many Public Housing properties for the benefit of all residents of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, residents of Public Housing have on occasion been the victims of crimes a greater number of times than many non residents; and
WHEREAS, the safety of Public Housing residents and employees and visitors is of utmost importance to this County; and
WHEREAS, enhanced penalties for specified crimes is a strong deterrent to the commission of those crimes; and
WHEREAS, deterring crime in and around Public Housing is in the public interest and improves the quality of life for all residents of Miami-Dade County,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to pass a law that enhances the penalties for any and all crimes that have been committed on or within a specified distance from any Public Housing unit and/or Public Housing property for the protection of residents of Public Housing and any person going onto Public Housing property.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit certified copies of the resolution to the Senate President, the House Speaker, and the chair and members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for the issues identified in section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2007 state legislative package.



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